BLOG: Small gestures can make an impact

Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 14:28:46-05

This heartwarming story includes chicken strips, fries and human kindness. 

According to, Carmen Mendez, of Anaheim, Calif., showed a simple act of kindness that ended in a huge hug and tears. 

Mendez was eating at a local Raising Cane's when she witnessed a homeless woman asking customers for their leftover food. Mendez decided that she would give the woman her leftovers if she was still there when she had finished her meal. 

When Mendez went to throw her food away, the homeless woman appeared again. So, Mendez gave her one leftover chicken strip and a few fries. But she couldn't stop there. 

“I felt like a horrible human being feeding her my leftover chicken strip. She deserved so much more,” Mendez said on her Facebook post. 

I debated posting this picture but considering that today many of us are gonna be thankful for what we have and are...

Posted by Carmen Mendez on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mendez then bought the woman a whole meal and asked the restaurant not to kick her out afterwards. The exchange ended with the two woman embracing. The picture and Facebook post of this event has gone viral, inspiring people everywhere to be kind.